Posts Tagged ‘Pam Glew’

2010 in review

January 4, 2011

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 7,600 times in 2010. That’s about 18 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 28 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 82 posts. There were 138 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 266mb. That’s about 3 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was January 5th with 109 views. The most popular post that day was I’m sure TOX has long commenced his ’10 bombing spree but we loved this.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were art-el.co.uk, facebook.com, banksyforum.proboards.com, en.wordpress.com, and jerforceone.wordpress.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for mark ryden, belton, mercy centre logo, scooterman, and mr jago.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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I’m sure TOX has long commenced his ’10 bombing spree but we loved this January 2010
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Art-el wlecomes Vermin March 2010
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SCOOTERMAN June 2008

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Pam Glew – A Mirror Distorted August 2009

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Mr Jago – ‘Cloud Talk’ @ Stolenspace Gallery September 2008

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Pam Glew “CIRCUS” solo show, 26 Nov – 2 Dec 2010

November 10, 2010

Exciting news. Pam Glew’s long awaited second London solo show is coming to town. Eddie Lock and Death by Daylight will present the ‘Circus’ exhibition at Red Bull Studios. The exhibition will showcase 15 brand new pieces. This is Pams most iconic series of work to date and includes European flags, a ‘love series’ made from deconstructed stars & stripes and new distinctive portraits of cult figures.

Red Bull Studios • 155-171 Tooley Street • London • SE1 2JP

Nearest tube London Bridge

Friday 26 November – Thursday 2 December

Opening hours 11-7 weekdays • Sat 10-5pm • Sun 12-5pm Works available from

www.eddielock.co.uk

info@eddielock.co.uk

Pam Glew – A Mirror Distorted

August 6, 2009

Pam Glew is putting in an appearance in Hollywood this month in a group show at the Carmichael Gallery along with Andrea Michaelsson, Candice Tripp and Cherri Wood, details and information below.

Exhibition Dates: August 6 – August 27 2009

Address: Carmichael Gallery / 1257 N. La Brea Ave / West Hollywood CA 90038

Carmichael Gallery invites you to attend A Mirror Distorted, an all-female international group show featuring new works on canvas, paper and mixed media fabric by artists Andrea Michaelsson, Candice Tripp, Cherri Wood and Pam Glew.

A complete show preview can now be seen here.

Please contact art@carmichaelgallery.com to enquire about available work.

Afghan

Afghan Girl (above) is from the new ‘Culture Clash’ series, using eclectic found imagery as a starting point, which is both compelling and yet has some element of vulnerability. The emphasis on the new works is to use found imagery from diverse sources; children in horror films (Daydreamer & Wonder), contemporary images of models and icons (Saint & Candy-pop Antichrist) and children in war-torn states (Afghan Girl).

The paradox of the imagery is explored in the fabric flags I use. Constructing handmade flags, making a hybrid of British/ American/ Iraqi/ Palestinian flags, to create a new emblem is partly a comment on the current international climate.

Candy

Candy Pop Antichrist (above) is loosely based on Lily Allen, I chose her because of her ‘bad-girl done good’ attitude. Its called ‘Antichrist’ because of the inverted union jack has been turned into an upside-down cross whilst still being recognisable as a British flag.

saint

Saint (above) is based on the model Lily Cole, the one with the angel face and a saintly look about her, (I can’t help thinking that the Pre-raphealites would have loved Lily Cole, shes like a modern day Elizabeth Siddal). The ‘idol’ is given a halo of light, a gentle nod to the way we celebrate beauty above many other attributes.

 The original flags were made from American flags, turned into Union Jacks with many pairs of denim ieans with the rivets and pockets still visible. The images are painted with bleach freehand with a sponge, to make these new deconstructed cameo portraits.

Pam Glew Show ‘Old Glory’ – Bristol

November 8, 2008

old-gloryPam Glew, best known for vandalising international flags to create powerful portraits of women, brings a new collection of work to Bristol.

Working directly onto vintage American flags, fabric and books and inspired by her love of obscure horror movies, she creates an aesthetic that is both alluring and haunting. Expect to see iconic portraits of actresses in contemporary cinema made by dyeing and bleaching vintage textiles, intricate gold stitched words on scraps of flags and stencilled images of shocked women on book covers.

This new work continues her ‘Fear Series’, which this year has been seen at Brick Lane Gallery, Black Rat Press, London and Carmichael Gallery, Los Angeles. Whilst Pam Glew has shown in many street art and urban art shows, her innovative use of materials and delicate manipulation of fabric sets her apart from the genre with a delicate touch. She utilizes the craftsmanship of confessional art whilst giving the viewer a very modern and decadent take on pop art.

Pam is currently showing at Trash Express 8-10 Bond Street, Broadmead, Bristol until the 15th November. Opening times 12pm – 7pm

www.pamglew.co.uk

Art-el Print News

July 4, 2008

Evening all
Just to give people the heads up on a few Art-el prints that are currently available in limited numbers at www.Art-el.co.uk.

First up we have a print from the legend that is Mr Jago.

“What was to go on the canvas was not a picture but an event,” mused art critic Harold Rosenburg of Jackson Pollock some fifty years back. The same observation can just as easily be applied to Mr Jago, humanoid of the Bristol scene, and founding member of the renowned Scrawl Collective. His explosive artwork layers robotic characters with free-flowing strokes and inky splashes, instantly calling to mind the chaotic intensity of “Jack the Dripper’s” riotous screens.

 

 

 

Secondly from Brighton’s hot young thing that is Pam Glew, and her Crime Scene screen print.
Pam Glew is a contemporary British artist, working in unusual media to produce modern paintings. Manipulating images of female icons in horror films in the current “Fear series”, she plays with our notion of paranoia, attraction and the American Dream. The portraits often portray vacuous beauty, within a compellingly seductive image.
The 100 x 70cm print is a 6 colour edition (grey, white, cream, red, blue and black) the beauty of it is that the layers are translucent quite stippled, so it looks very original and has a great depth,

The grey layer is mixed very loosely with a medium which mixes when it is being printed, so the whole piece has some great movement and layers of colour add to this a final coat of “dirty varnish” which ties in all the colours together, and makes the print much richer.

Summer News

June 11, 2008

Summer News

Oi Oi
Note to self: Make mail out’s short and punchy.
Note from accounts: Rant & Waffle for England as these things cost $0.20 per recipient.
Yes folks we’ve reached the heady heights of the British summer so make haste with the sandbags & waders, come on, jump aboard the venga bus we’re off to high ground.
The Art-el ‘Happy Bus’ are pleased to announce that our numbers are growing and the resistance is strong.
First up is Mr Will Barass, the quintessential Englishman, never happier than when relaxing to the sound of leather on willow.
Will Barras is an illustrator and artist living and working in London. Born in Birmingham in 1973 he spent his formative years in Bristol. The subject matter is readily familiar, but captured in a manner that seems to jar time and space with absent mindedness, inattention and an evocative sense of exploration.
A founding member of the ‘Scrawl Collective’, Will has courted success worldwide and his latest solo show titled ‘’An Absolute Shower’’ has just opened to rave reviews at the Carmichael Gallery in LA.
Next up another man of prodigious talent and impeccable manners, a man whose work has stunned us for some time now and we are cock a hoop to bring you the work of ChinaMike (or dynamite) whichever rolls from ones tongue best. His work is so technically well executed that many pass his work by, thinking it’s just the ‘same old’ lazy photoshop! How wrong they are, this lad has the skills to pay the bills. Painting with a brush so damn fine that I can only best describe as ‘five eyelashes’ bound together, creating lines and detail that is so minutiae that it burns your retinas just watching him paint. As he stopped for coffee last week the sound of his bones cracking rang round the studio as his body unfurled ‘fern like’ from his painting hunch. Like a fool I interjected with a ‘How long do you reckon each piece takes China?’ He turned to me poker faced and politely said that he ‘didn’t like to think about it’!!
We start up with a few originals and some brand new screen prints in the next week or so.
China’s work has been showcased recently for painting Let Them Hang’s ‘First Great Weston’ a tribute & props to Screen One’s print guru Paul Weston. Trumpeting the 40 plus years of printing from the man that hand pulled many of the early works by Banksy & Nick Walker and many many more.
There’s always room for a right royal ball’s up so here goes. The northern sage & wit known to most as Misteraitch consigned us some prints for the 12 Days of Xmas show with the intention of the unsold ones going straight onto Art-el…………………….so here you have it folks with a mere 200 day’s till Xmas we give you the heads up on these two little festive beauties titled ‘The Ang-azing Ga-gy Jee-gus’ & ‘Peace’……..sorry Aitch.
Fresh out of North Londinium, and smuggled along the snake that is the M4, comes work from the ever creative, workaholic and insomniac that is Adam Koukoudakis. Having emerged from his most creative year to date Adz has again hit the floor running and turning heads all the while. At ease with a plethora of mediums as well as his very own unique CMYK paintings.
 

Having recently sold out in shows in Bristol & Japan the niche is being carved. He has recently put to bed the loveable Cheeky F**kin Pigz characters and in his latest body of work the artist also bids farewell to the Father n’ Son series, with the unleashing of another step into a new medium of collaged comic, plus a new Art-el favourite in the ‘Stencils are for Cu… series!
New work from Brighton’s brightest, bright young thing, Pam Glew who has had a whirlwind start to 2008 showing at a group show in LA, followed by her recent smash show at the Fair Trade Gallery, Brighton. Expect some very limited edition screen prints, more of the hugely popular ‘Red Fear’ stencil series and something of a first at Art-el……………….embroidery!
June brings us our first in house print from the master of the doodle, Scrawl founding member and the font of all Jedi wisdom, Mr Jago. The print titled ‘So Much’ is an edition of 123 and weighs in at 100 pounds sterling. His new free flowing ‘abstract mental, experimental sheite’ (his words not ours) is going down a storm and along with his much in demand originals things are building nicely towards his London solo show in the Autumn.
Incoming for June/July we will be mixing it up with work from Graham ‘Paris’ & his trusty partner in crime Milk who both featured in the recent documentary ‘Tags to Riches’ which was shown on Sky & ITV.
A new and exclusive screen print from one of our favourite street urchins K-Guy & originals & new work by the talented man from steel city known as Tom Hine, whom we’re waiting to mend, after throwing himself out of a paraglider…………….no shit, proper spacky blue cast to boot. Get well soon.
All this merriment and still yet to mention man of the moment Motorboy, the much lauded Brian Jones, ever increasingly talked of as the new ‘pop artist’ of a generation. The wonder of the female form, celebrated in contrasting yet intriguing styles by the sassy & lovable pair Dora and Ria Hill. Throw in the likes of Aussies Simon Lovelace & Ben Frost and another of our favourite street renegades Dr D and the mad old world of Jason Atomic and it really is a creative hive.
As ever a huge Art-el big love to all those that have supported, patronized, heckled, helped, harassed, stalked, shafted, buttered, bribed, bruised and generally amused us in our fledgling venture thus far. Late nights, opening nights and monster hangovers, to the folk we’ve burned and boozed with x.
 

To the artists, whose show it is, we merely try to conduct. God bless em, someone has to!
We’re out, All@art-el
 

PAM GLEW EXHIBITION

April 25, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

“I fell in love with a video nasty”

 

PAM GLEW SOLO SHOW MAY 2008

 

 

The Fair Trade Gallery, Brighton’s truly independent creative space is proud to present the powerful iconic work of Pam Glew, one of the cities most exciting and innovative artistic talents.

 

Working directly on vintage fabric and American flags and inspired by her love of obscure horror movies, she pays with our notion of paranoia, attraction and the ‘American Dream’.

 

Expect to see portraits of actresses in horror films made by dying and bleaching vintage national flags, alongside stitched text based work made with gold thread. Her popular ‘fear’ series on pages of horror books will be on display, which were recently shown in an International Street Art show in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

 

The exhibition runs every weekend in May.

Further info is available at www.pamglew.co.uk

 

Details:

 

“I fell in love with a video nasty”  Pam Glew solo show

 

Fair trade Gallery

26 Montague Place, Kemp Town,

Brighton

BN2 1JE

 

Web: http://www.fairtradegallery.co.uk

Email: fairtradegallery@hotmail.com

Mob: 07990 511 576

 

2 – 25 May Open Friday, Saturday & Sundays (2-4th, 9-10th, 16-18th, 23-25th)

 

Spring Newzzzz

April 14, 2008

Yellow

Just a quick newsletter to bring you bang up to date with what has, is and will be going on over the next few weeks and months.

With just a moment’s reflection it was wicked that (man of the moment) SPQR’s first print release sold out in super quick time, so a huge thanks to everyone who ordered, not only the print but weighed in buying work from all artists featured on the site and of course thanks to the artists.

On the same tip, a huge shout to Nick Walker, Pam Glew, Adam Koukoudakis and Brian Jones who have all enjoyed success in LA in recent months.

(Note to self, shut up and get on with it)

We are pleased to hear that Mr Koukoudakis has just put the finishing touches to a nice edition on canvas of the image that has proved to be his most popular to date, Cheeky F**ckin’ Pigs!

Add to the mixer 4 new pieces of ‘utter loveliness’ on wood, from the little cockney diamond known as Dora.  She will soon be launching www.okdora.com, which will document her work, both indoor and out and generally ‘Dora’ things up.

Seems like Jago has gone abstract mental, he’s really dropping some fresh works now that he’s up and running in his new studio space. We will be putting up a new canvas more sweet originals on fancy paper.

There are another 6 SPQR 5th Man studies available which will grace the site for a mere 3 seconds very soon.

Looking forward to the sunny end of spring we have new and old pieces from Graham Paris (TCF Crew, Wet Shame, Kuilddosh and legendary typographer), along with new works from K-Guy and originals and prints from a number of the South West’s finest.

ALL new work will be released on a totally random basis i.e. when the insomnia is bad it could be 2am which would suit those not adhering to GMT!

Rock Steady

All@art-el

www.Art-el.co.uk